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Posted on August 30 2010 Read more...

Are the bombs going away?

The USACE is now in process of accepting public comments on the work plan that they have put together for the Ocotillo Wells and Borrego Springs areas for the investigation and removal of munitions that were left from the use of this land during WWII for a practice bombing range. The plan and methods of contact ...
Posted on November 13 2009 Read more...

Good News for Most

After several years of not being successful in getting clear and unambiguous answers about how GP2020 (GPU) will affect my property it seems that if hundreds of concerned landowners call, write, email, and show up at meetings the importance on clarifying things and supplying statements that commit the DPLU gets elevated. Prior to the meeting on ...
Posted on November 10 2009 Read more...

GO TO THE DISCUSSION FORUM!

Yes read all the posts here and comment on them please! But there are so many folks with great information that we can all share and discuss that needs to be put out there. Don't Monkey around. Go.  Start a new subject.  Add to an already going subject. Meet your neighbors.
Posted on November 10 2009 Read more...

Top 10 dumb things NEW RURAL LANDOWNERS do

Hey, I was a new owner once also.  So I am not trying to be pompous here just listing the things you will be saying about those newbies in a few years.... 10.  Fail to realize they are the newcomers to an established community. 9.    Fail to understand that your property and your life depend on how ...
Posted on November 6 2009 Read more...

Report: DPLU Hearing Nov 6

Two Steps Forward One Step Back   --     ---     -- As advertised the meeting was the General Plan Staff presenting to the commissioners  and "interested parties" and the community groups presenting afterward.  I will fill in details later. Of interest is what happens in the hallway.  (isn't it always that way?) Maps were posted along the hallway (different ...
Posted on October 29 2009 Read more...

GP2020 PUBLIC comment dates Nov. 19 &20

To speak email: gpupdate.DPLU@sdcounty.ca.gov  with your name, email address, phone number, and community (Ocotillo Wells) for a speaking time now. The enviro nuts are about to get their way and zone Ocotillo Wells out of existence with 40 acre and 160 acre minimums for building! They are doing this as quietly as possible.  Get pissed, go ...
Posted on October 28 2009 Read more...

Criminally Stupid Water rule!

If you thought it was just about zoning density think again.  There is another back door property grabbing effort underway in the proposed GP2020 plan.  The proposed plan will require each parcel to be able to supply all of it's water needs through rainfall on the parcel itself as a measure of the ability of ...
Posted on October 15 2009 Read more...

Bombs Under Foot?

Is there a bomb on your lot? Tons and tons of bombs and munitions were dropped on Ocotillo Wells back in WWII.  While most of these probally exploded and hopefully they were all near their intended target I personally have seen some very far from the "targets" shown on the maps that are available on the ...
Posted on October 3 2009 Read more...

Caught in government’s vise: making a “willing seller”

By Henry Lamb web posted May 23, 2005 For years, Jesse James Hardy tried valiantly to avoid the day when the State of Florida would take his 160-acre "patch of heaven," 30 miles east of Naples. He spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in engineering studies and legal fees, trying to convince the state that his ...
Posted on October 1 2009 Read more...

Landowners are Protected from Recreational Use Lawsuits

No matter how stupid Riders and others Recreating on the land are...  See the entire article at the AMERICIAN TRAILS site The CALIFORNIA STATE WEB SITE WITH THE CIVIL CODE SECTION IS HERE Specifically it is: California Civil Code Part 2, Title 3, Chapter 2, OBLIGATIONS OF OWNERS 840 - 848 THE ACTUAL SENATE BILL THAT AMENDED THE ...
Posted on October 1 2009 Read more...

Calling All Easements

Yours Truly has put together a complete set of access easements for several roads in Ocotillo Wells.  Please Please help with the effort.  Several things to know about easements that are often misunderstood. 1. An Easement is not on my deed so one does not exist.  A Deed is a transfer of interest and does not ...
Posted on September 29 2009 Read more...

“Doc” Woillard’s Little Miracle Hotel Waited

As the Depression grew on "Doc" Woillard was rumored to be the last man in Little Borrego before he left.  Here he is standing in front of the Little Miracle Hotel in what is now Little Borrego off of Split Mountain Road.  Below is a little flyer selling the lots in Little Borrego back in ...
Posted on September 24 2009 Read more...

Flying in

Hey, I just liked the photo.  I drive in and out just like you do. Right behind some slow poke draining his water tank. [caption id="attachment_34" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="FLYING IN"][/caption]
Posted on September 24 2009 Read more...

GP2020 Claims Stakeholders Input is Over

Did they contact you?  Did they tell you that they want to make your land useless?  Do you think that you are a stakeholder in this process?  What happens after they vote next Fall?  Will they tell you then what they did and claim that you had years to get involved?  Are you going to ...
Posted on September 8 2009 Read more...

Main Street but which one?

There are two Main Streets in Ocotillo Wells.  Just one more thing we are going to have to get together and sort out.  There is the Main Street in Little Borrego that is directly in line with the brick mailbox structure on the east-west section of Split Mountain Road / Kane Springs Road.  It is ...
Posted on May 24 2009 Read more...

Land Rights Stolen with GP2020

If you do not know what GP2020 is I am sorry to be the one to bring it to your attention.  GP2020 is the proposed new General Plan for San Diego County that will down zone all of Ocotillo Wells as well as most of the unincorporated parts of the county.  The Environmental movement has ...